I have come to this forum after a long time. One can learn a lot from this forum--everything from sense to nonsense. This thread about the word "Allah" is very 'entertaining' one. Badar and Noor-ud-Din really want to say something new be it 2+2= 5. It has been a long time since I heard 2+2 = 5; they even tried to prove it--yes, mathematically.
The name "Allah" was well known even before the advent of the Qur'an. It (along with--Rahman) seems to be a proper noun. One can easily see that it can be logically broken down to components "Al-ilah", meaning "THE One who must be served/worshiped/obeyed. There could be other explanations but to derive the word "Allah" from the adverb "alladhee" (which just means "who is or what is") is beyond me. It was really a unique example of no-sense (I spelled it right).
If Mr. Badar can publish his translation of the entire Qur'an, Hollywood could sponsor it (with the blessings of Pat Robertson and Franklyn Graham, of course).
I agree with Zubair. Badar and Noor ud-Din should not be banned from the forum. Please note that the garbage and ugliness are just as part of our lives as the sublime food, air, comfort is--can't get rid of them, better learn to live with them!